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16th May 2019

Real Madrid make initial approach for Mohamed Salah

Real Madrid have made contact with Mohamed Salah, according to reports, as Los Blancos attempt to rebuild after a disastrous season

Reuben Pinder

He won’t go cheaply

Real Madrid have made an approach to sign Mohamed Salah, according to Canal + journalist Philippe Carayon.

Madrid will experience a huge summer overhaul in the coming months as they look to put a dismal season behind them and rebuild their ageing squad.

Gareth Bale is on the list of players set to leave the club, if they can find a buyer, and the Spanish giants want Mohamed Salah to replace him, reports suggest.

However, Liverpool are under no obligation to sell their star forward, who has four years remaining on his contract at Anfield and has an estimated market value of £135 million.

Given some recent transfer fees – Coutinho at £142m to name one – it seems unlikely that the Premier League runners up would let the Egyptian king go, even for that amount.

Madrid have also been linked with Eden Hazard, who has flirted with a move to Los Blancos for years now. The Chelsea talisman is a much more achievable target for Madrid, as the Belgian enters the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge.

Salah would be a typical Galactico signing for Madrid, but Liverpool have never been in a stronger position. Madrid are desperate for reinforcements right now. Never has the balance of power between these two clubs been more in Liverpool’s favour.

But if recent matches have taught us anything, it’s that anything is possible in football.